There has been exciting news for ‘Game of Thrones’ fans this week with HBO announcing the prequel series ‘House of the Dragon’ has been greenlit. However, not everyone is thrilled about the announcement and we’re not talking about those who were interested in the Naomi Watts series which HBO passed on either.
“A Song of Ice and Fire” creator George R.R. Martin famously announced that the major delay on the ‘Winds of Winter”s release was because of ‘Game of Thrones.’ This has fans worried that a new show will cause more of a delay until they can read it.
Thankfully, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
According to Martin:
“I expect to be involved in [House of the Dragon] to some extent… and, who knows, if things work out, I may even be able to script a few episodes, as I did for the first four seasons of GAME OF THRONES.
But… let me make this perfectly clear… I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered WINDS OF WINTER. Winter is still coming, and WINDS remains my priority, as much as I’d love to write an episode of HOUSE.”
While it feels evident that Martin will have some form of creative input or control on the series, he won’t be directly working on it at this point. Maybe this could even motivate the author to actually finish ‘Winds of Winter’ sooner than later. The author has previously stated that he will “give it to you when the novel is ready, so hopefully, we’ll be on the receiving end of a release date in the coming year!
I wouldn’t bet on it.
Are you glad that George R.R. Martin won’t be writing an episode of ‘House of the Dragon’ until ‘Winds of Winter’ is finished? Do you think this means we could see the novel actual be completed? Share your thoughts in the comments below!